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Beacon Academy, Crowborough, East Sussex

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Teachers Main/Upper + TLR2C

Job summary

To support our growing and expanding school, we are seeking applications from dedicated, hardworking, highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals with a desire to work in a highly successful, happy, well-resourced, exceptional non-selective 11-18 Academy. Applicants must be experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with strong organisational skills, and ready to play a significant role as a Head of Year. The role will be assigned and lead one year group in Key Stage 3 or 4. The year group selected will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

You must be:

• An outstanding practitioner with a proven track record of raising attainment for students.
• A confident and competent user of data, and be able to empower others in its use to support outstanding pedagogy.
• Able to work with the Assistant Head of Year, Learning Development Team, tutors and be the lead link between students, staff and parents.
• Able to lead and take a proactive approach on standards, including attendance, attainment, promoting high expectations and ensuring that all learners achieve their core aim and make progress.
• Able to promote and monitor student safety and wellbeing
• Able to communicate, enthuse and empower staff and implement ideas, monitoring the effectiveness of the Academy’s policies.
• Able to identify and have an acute understanding of the strengths and areas for development in relation to student behaviour. Having high standards that both support and challenge to help all students be the best that they can be.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 1st March 2021

Despite the challenges we face, we will do everything we can to continue with recruitment at Beacon Academy at this time, following all guidance and using all the resources available to us. Interview activities may vary, but our recruitment will be fair and in line with safeguarding policy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references.

Employee benefits

TLR2C, currently £7,017

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1381 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01893603078

About Beacon Academy

We are a split site, semi-rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1467 students, including over 240 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast. The vast majority of our staff travel to Beacon from a variety of destinations within the South East, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes and Tunbridge Wells.

We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy and the Department of Mathematics are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

Beacon Academy is a National Teaching School and a National Support School and we take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Anna Robinson, Headteacher is a National Leader of Education and we have seven Specialist Leaders of Education across a variety of areas on our staff body. We invest in our teachers through our highly acclaimed NQT programme, recognised as outstanding. We currently support teachers in their second and third year with our Recently Qualified Teacher programme, which we are developing as part of the Early Career Framework. In 2019, Beacon Partnership was selected by the Chartered College, the professional body for teaching, to deliver the prestigious Chartered Teacher (CTeach) Programme in East and West Sussex, Kent and Brighton and Hove.

We secure excellent outcomes for our students. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

Arranging a visit to Beacon Academy

Please contact the HR department directly on 01892 603078

School location

North Beeches Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2AS

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